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    Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    I am ardent user of Nikon gears. Using Nikon D500 with 18-55, 35mm prime, 10-20 p lens and for birding 80-400. I too use Nikon D750 with 24-120 kit on travel and bought 70-200 lens FL lens last year. I bought 70-200 FL to travel lightweight as 80-400 is quite heavy. But with the age I realise in a family trip travelling light is important and encourages to take more photos. Due to weight many times I find D750 gear is discouraging and loosing photo opportunities and positioning. Even buying 70-200 for D750 was to travel light is crippling. Moreover nowadays many places DSLRs are not allowed for unknown reason.
    In view of the above, I am reckoning moving to fujifilm xt3 and kit buy selling D750 and 24-120 f/4. I am not considering selling of 70-200 as it is a wonderful lens and I bought last year.
    I keen on outstanding photo quality and also participate in competitions.
    Any suggestions on my thought process please.


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    re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    I will put a call out for these two guys as possibly the best to answer your question
    @Eduard
    @Marcel
    Mike

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    re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    I'm 71 years old and do find my D750 to be heavy and have a D90 and a J5 mirrorless for those times when the 750 is too much.

    For the past year the D90 and J5 have not taken even one photo. The D750 is just too good.

    Violating my photo gear rule: If you have not used it in a year, sell it on.
    D750, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D90, D200, D300s, and D7100)

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    re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    Quote Originally Posted by Sudipto View Post
    I am ardent user of Nikon gears. Using Nikon D500 with 18-55, 35mm prime, 10-20 p lens and for birding 80-400. I too use Nikon D750 with 24-120 kit on travel and bought 70-200 lens FL lens last year. I bought 70-200 FL to travel lightweight as 80-400 is quite heavy. But with the age I realise in a family trip travelling light is important and encourages to take more photos. Due to weight many times I find D750 gear is discouraging and loosing photo opportunities and positioning. Even buying 70-200 for D750 was to travel light is crippling. Moreover nowadays many places DSLRs are not allowed for unknown reason.
    In view of the above, I am reckoning moving to fujifilm xt3 and kit buy selling D750 and 24-120 f/4. I am not considering selling of 70-200 as it is a wonderful lens and I bought last year.
    I keen on outstanding photo quality and also participate in competitions.
    Any suggestions on my thought process please.
    Get the X-T3 with the 18-55 and the light and cheap 50-230 and the 10-24 and play with it for a while before selling all you Nikon stuff. The Fuji is my travel kit where Nikon will be used whenever I have the car to haul it around.

    I find the X-T2 very nice to carry around and I think the IQ of Fuji lenses are at parr and even maybe above Nikons (for certain lenses).

    Now I got the X-T2 before the Z6 came around and if it would have been available, I think I would have stayed with Nikon. Apparently the new 24-70 f4 is a wonder of a lens.

    So I hope now you're even more confused

    Keep us informed of your future decisions and appreciation.
    Last edited by Eduard; 01-14-2019 at 02:46 AM. Reason: fixed quote
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    re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    Quote Originally Posted by Sudipto View Post
    I am ardent user of Nikon gears. Using Nikon D500 with 18-55, 35mm prime, 10-20 p lens and for birding 80-400. I too use Nikon D750 with 24-120 kit on travel and bought 70-200 lens FL lens last year. I bought 70-200 FL to travel lightweight as 80-400 is quite heavy. But with the age I realise in a family trip travelling light is important and encourages to take more photos. Due to weight many times I find D750 gear is discouraging and loosing photo opportunities and positioning. Even buying 70-200 for D750 was to travel light is crippling. Moreover nowadays many places DSLRs are not allowed for unknown reason.
    In view of the above, I am reckoning moving to fujifilm xt3 and kit buy selling D750 and 24-120 f/4. I am not considering selling of 70-200 as it is a wonderful lens and I bought last year.
    I keen on outstanding photo quality and also participate in competitions.
    Any suggestions on my thought process please.
    Quote Originally Posted by Texas View Post
    I'm 71 years old and do find my D750 to be heavy and have a D90 and a J5 mirrorless for those times when the 750 is too much.

    For the past year the D90 and J5 have not taken even one photo. The D750 is just too good.

    Violating my photo gear rule: If you have not used it in a year, sell it on.
    I purchased a used Fuji X-T1 for a great price "to try" when I was shooting a D800E with the Tamron 24-70/2.8 and Tamron 70-210/2.8 as my main kit. I didn't expect to fall in love with the Fuji controls, size and IQ. I will say that if the Nikon Z6 / Z7 was out 4 years ago, I would have seriously considered staying with Nikon. The body size of the Nikon Z and Fuji X-T bodies aren't that different. However, the full frame lenses are significantly heavier and expensive than Fuji's APS-C/DX versions. I fully moved to Fuji and am now using the X-T3. My wife has moved from the J5 to a X-T20.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
    Get the X-T3 with the 18-55 and the light and cheap 50-230 and the 10-24 and play with it for a while before selling all you Nikon stuff. The Fuji is my travel kit where Nikon will be used whenever I have the car to haul it around.

    I find the X-T2 very nice to carry around and I think the IQ of Fuji lenses are at par and even maybe above Nikons (for certain lenses).

    Now I got the X-T2 before the Z6 came around and if it would have been available, I think I would have stayed with Nikon. Apparently the new 24-70 f4 is a wonder of a lens.
    Marcel's advice for a lens trinity is spot-on in my opinion. I have been using the same XF 10-24mm, XF 18-55mm and XF 55-200mm lenses starting with a X-T1 for about a year and a half, then 2.5 years with a X-T2 and now with my X-T3. As Marcel states, the Fuji glass is just excellent. The "kit" 18-55mm lens is my most used lens. I really can't think of a reason to replace it.

    Why do I point the lenses out? Size. Check out this picture that my wife took a couple years ago at Plitviče Lakes in Croatia. I'm carrying all three lenses in a ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 25i. (You can see the images from this amazing location here.)

    Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750-ttmm25i_plitvice-2.jpg

    That bag looks small, right? Here is an image of the Mirrorless Mover 25i with all three lenses. (This is the X-T1.)

    Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750-ttmm25i_cwom_02.jpg

    Now here is the surprise. This is an image and list of what is loaded in the bag:

    Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750-ttmm25i_cwom_04.jpg


    • Fujifilm X-T1 with the MHG-XT hand grip installed (I now have the X-T3 and hand grip)
    • XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens (mounted)
    • XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens
    • XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens
    • EF-X8 Flash
    • MCEX-16 Macro Extension Tube
    • 3 NP-W126 Li-ion batteries
    • Spare memory card
    • Filter wallet with 4 filters
    • Lens Pen
    • Small flashlight
    • Rain hood
    • Nikonites lens cloth

    Bottom line, for me, the Fuji X-T bodies have re-energized my photography. The X-T controls bring me back to my film days and create a tactile joy every time I use them. I wouldn't be obtuse and say that there aren't differences between APS-C and FF, but for me, there just aren't enough to carry that big gear ever again. I travel a lot for work and pleasure and even if I'm just bring the X-T3 and 18-55mm, I'm not weighed down.
    Last edited by Eduard; 01-14-2019 at 04:27 PM.
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    Re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    One more useful comparison. You can review more detail here.

    X-T3 with the XF 18-55mm kit lens, Nikon Z6 with the kit lens Z 24-70, Nikon D750 with the kit lens 24-120mm, and a D850 with the 24-70 2.8E.

    Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750-screen-shot-2019-01-14-8.07.40-am.jpg
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    Re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    I will put a call out for these two guys as possibly the best to answer your question
    @Eduard
    @Marcel
    Don't forget @crashton too
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    Re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduard View Post
    Don't forget @crashton too
    oops
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    Re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    It's OK guys I'm quite forgettable. LOL!

    I had been shooting with Nikon's since 1974 or so. I switched to digital about 2000 with some Canon PS cameras. Yes I know please forgive me. Then I bought my first DSLR a Fuji S1 frankencamera. After a parade of Nikon DSLR's came along. Then I experimented with Fuji. The XPro1 was my gateway drug. Sold off my remaining Nikon kit & have been all Fuji since. It's a great system, love the old school dials & the glass is so good. I think you will be very happy with an XT-3.
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    Chuck

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    Re: Thinking of buying Fuji X-T3 by selling Nikon D750

    I don't necessarily agree with everything this person states in the video, but it does highlight how capable the X-T3 is with the kit 18-55mm lens. Comparison between a D850 and X-T3.

    "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it" -Ansel Adams


    Fuji X-T3 | Fuji X-T20 | Nikon 1 J5 | Too much glass | G.A.S.

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